Tretchikoff was a self-taught artist who painted realistic figures, portraits, still life, and animals, with subjects often inspired by his early life in China, Singapore and Indonesia, and later life in South Africa. While his work was immensely popular with the general public, it is often seen by art critics as the epitome of kitsch (indeed, he was nicknamed the "King of Kitsch"). He worked in oil, watercolour, ink, charcoal and pencil but is best known for those works turned into reproduction prints.
Book Condition: Good
Publisher: Howard Timmins : 1950
Dimensions: 40 cm x30 cm x 2 cm
Elephant Folio. Coil-bound. Frontis., 14 pp. + 60 plates., illus. including 16 tipped-in colour plates.